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Burglars target Colwick scrap metal business twice in three days

Police have launched a public appeal after a scrap yard was targeted by burglars.

Officers were called to the premises in Colwick Industrial Estate in Nottingham on 2 April 2024 after it was broken into.

Scrap metal and catalytic converters were stolen from the yard during the incident, which happened around 3.45am.

The break-in took place just a couple of days after intruders were interrupted during a separate burglary attempt on 31 March.

Police believe the two incidents are linked and understand a white van was used to make off from the scene on both occasions.

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Officers are now calling on anyone with camera footage filmed in the area at the time of the break-in on 2 April to come forward.

PC Ciaron Fuller, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As you’d imagine, the owner of this business is very distressed about what happened, so we’re determined to track down whoever was responsible.   

“For local businesses, the ramifications of having stock stolen through break-ins like this can be huge and really impact their livelihoods.

“We would ask that any motorists who drove through the area at the time of this incident reviews their dash-cam footage and contact us.

“Likewise, anyone who has any CCTV footage that we haven’t already been provided with should get in touch with us too, so that we can investigate further.

“Information can be left by calling 101, quoting incident 258 of 2 April 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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